Cornwall is a busy place during the summer, with walkers and watersports people.
The creek that I go to has the greatest concentration of wildlife I have ever seen in Europe, however this is only in the summer. I have worked out that, because the area is cut off by water and steep drop-offs on the land side, that wildlife take refuge there, to avoid humans.
It reminded me of the "watering hole pact". This where predator and prey will drink together from the same watering hole. The lion and the antelope, together, side by side!
Often when resources are scarce, in this case, habitat, animals will co-habit. However, now that summer has passed and the tourists have returned home, the wildlife is spreading out.
The concentration of mammals is reduced, and I noticed in the tracks, that the last flurry of excitement, has settled down. The animals are well fed, and in good condition. I suspect that, early autumn, is a very good time for animals, and I wondered if they have a plan for the coming months.
I know that the elephant matriarch, virtually works off a wall-planner for her year ahead,